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Adeline Emma Louise Olson

Adeline Emma Louise Olson, age 82, of Dassel, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at the Hutchinson Community Hospital.

She was born Sept. 22, 1923 in rural Atwater, the daughter of Henry and Anna (Becker) Mahn. Adeline was baptized Oct. 7, 1923, and confirmed June 12, 1938, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Atwater.

Adeline grew up in the Atwater area, attending the St. John’s Lutheran School for her education, and she received her GED by correspondence.

She was employed as a nurse’s aide at the Meeker County Memorial Hospital in Litchfield.

Adeline was united in marriage to Bernard Olson Aug. 21, 1964, at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in rural Atwater. Together, they made their home on the Olson family farm in rural Dassel, where they farmed and raised their two children.

Following the death of Bernard, Adeline was employed as a nurse’s aide at the Dassel Lakeside Community Home.

Adeline was active in the Swan Lake Lutheran Ladies Aid, and later the Gethsemane Lutheran Ladies Aid. She enjoyed music, sewing, and quilting; and as a young lady, enjoyed singing in the St. John’s Lutheran Church choir.

She taught Sunday school at both the Swan Lake Lutheran Church and the Gethsemane Lutheran Church, and had been the Sunday school superintendent at Swan Lake Lutheran Church. Adeline also volunteered to teach vacation Bible school for many years.

Adeline is survived by her children, Allan Olson, and Ann Olson (significant other, Mark Hadash), all of Dassel; a sister, Minnie Hintz of Atwater; two sisters-in-law, Vernice Olson of Cokato, and Florence Mahn of Spicer; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard, in 1983; her parents; two brothers, Melvin, and Walter; two brothers-in-law, Everett Hintz and Herman Olson; and a sister-in-law, Lydia Mahn.

A funeral service took place Saturday, April 8 at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel, with the Revs. John Peterson and Steven Olson officiating. Interment was at the Swan Lake Lutheran Cemetery, rural Dassel.

Visitation was Friday evening, April 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel, and continued for one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

Arrangements were by Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel.

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